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June 28, 2014

World Cup 2014: Brazil v Chile Preview and Projected Lineups
16:16 GMT

The Group Stage is over and it is time to really get down to business in this summer's World Cup as host nation Brazil kicks off the action of the next phase in the tournament just as they did the first one.

June 27, 2014

Luis Suarez
12:24 GMT

Barcelona has reportedly reduced its bid for Luis Suarez from 80 million pounds to 50 million pounds.

June 26, 2014

Algeria 1-1 Russia: Slimani goal puts North Africans through
23:25 GMT

A second-half header has made history for Vahid Halilhodzic's side, who reach the knockout stage for the first time


South Korea 0-1 Belgium: Vertonghen strike seals top spot
23:23 GMT

Marc Wilmots' men were far from their best once again, but it was still enough to see off the Asian nation on Thursday night

Portugal 2-1 Ghana: Seleccao crash out despite win
20:22 GMT

Cristiano Ronaldo's winner secured all three points for Paulo Bento's men but it wasn't enough to see them through as they failed to overcome the goal difference deficit

USA 0-1 Germany: Muller makes the difference for die Mannschaft
20:18 GMT

Jurgen Klinsmann's side are through to the second round of the World Cup despite losing to Joachim Low's charges

Official: Manchester United complete Herrera signing
17:34 GMT

The 24-year-old joins from Athletic Bilbao and has signed a four-year deal at Old Trafford, insisting it is a "dream come true" to sign for Louis van Gaal's side

Suarez banned for four months
16:47 GMT

Luis Suarez was today handed a record four-month ban by Fifa after being found guilty of biting an opponent for the third time in his chequered career.

World Cup 2014: Algeria v Russia Preview and Projected Lineups
14:24 GMT

Algeria gave themselves the best chance to go second in the group with their victory over South Korea in their last match and now only have to secure a draw against Russia to make it through, that is unless South Korea crushes Blegium by four goals or more.

World Cup 2014: South Korea v Belgium Preview and Projected Lineups
14:15 GMT

South Korea still have a slim chance to advance, but it will be a task if they are to defeat Belgium as the Red Devils continue to meet and overcome every obstacle in their path. The Belgians are already guaranteed a place in the knockout stages and will be looking to make a few changes in their first team to rest some players for their next round of matches. Meanwhile Korea will be pulling out all the stops hoping for a lifeline after losing to Algeria and not hoping that a Belgium relief side with some rested players will be easier to overcome.

World Cup 2014: Portugal v Ghana Preview and Projected Lineups
14:06 GMT

As previously mentioned in the USA versus Germany preview, the two nations at the current top of the table have the best chances of getting through to the knockout stages knowing that a draw guarantee's they both go however.

World Cup 2014: USA v Germany Preview and Projected Lineups
14:03 GMT

In one of the most anticipated matches in United States World Cup history, the Red, White and Blue take on one of the World Cup favorites in Germany.

June 25, 2014

Honduras 0-3 Switzerland: Stunning Shaqiri hat-trick seals last-16 spot
23:43 GMT

The Bayern Munich man answered a few critics with a brilliant treble in Manaus to seal Ottmar Hitzfeld's side the three points they needed to leapfrog Ecuador

Ecuador 0-0 France: Valencia sees red as South Americans crash out of World Cup
23:41 GMT

The Manchester United winger was sent off for the second time in four international fixtures as les Bleus finished top of the group ahead of Switzerland

Nigeria 2-3 Argentina: Messi soars against Super Eagles
19:17 GMT

The attacker went level at the top of the Golden Boot standings, helping to prevent Ahmed Musa's doubles from gifting Stephen Keshi's men a point